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Fantasy Jocks Draft Board Kits & Products Review

Updated 8/20/2017 by Brad Perniciaro
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It's been a few years since I originally reviewed Fantasy Jocks and much has changed since then.  When I originally reviewed these guys they were a start-up company with big aspirations but a limited product line.  

Back then I gave Fantasy Jocks a 3.3 overall rating, mainly due to their limited customization options and lack of higher-end products, etc. In 2017. they've upped their game and earn a stellar 4.2 overall rating.

 

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Product Quality & Scope Rating 5 Star Rating for Product Quality & Scope Rating
Customization Options 4 Star Rating for Customization Options
Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways 2.5 Star Rating for Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways
Web Design & Usability 5 Star Rating for Web Design & Usability
Price and Value 4.5 Star Rating for Overall Price
Overall Rating 4.2 Star Rating for Freebies, Discounts, Giveaways (4.2 Stars)

In this review, I'll evaluate Fantasy Jocks' various product offerings to help you determine if they're the right vendor for you and your league. I'll grade Fantasy Jocks based on the following categories:

  1. Product Quality & Scope
  2. Customization Options
  3. Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways
  4. Website Design & Usability
  5. Price & Value

Finally, I'll combine each ranking category into an overall rating which can be compared to other vendors.

Product Quality & Scope

Fantasy Jocks earned an impressive 4 stars in my original review.  They've only expanded their impressive product line since then.   

Fantasy Football Draft Boards

Fantasy Jocks categorizes their draft kits similar to a corporate organizational chart: the farther up you are on the corporate ladder, the more features are available.  The ideal kit for your league will likely be determined by the time remaining until your draft, whether or not you need to purchase prizes for your league, and how much you want to pamper your league owners at the draft party.  Let's review their four draft kit offerings.

1. The Custodian Kit

Draft Kit Features
Features of the Custodian Draft Kit
  • 10/12/16 teams for up to 24 rounds
  • Over 450 player labels
  • A free koozie for the League Commissioner
Summary

Most leagues looking for a standard board will find the perfect package with the Custodian Kit.  This kit includes space for enough teams and rounds to accommodate the vast majority of fantasy leagues. 

Over 450 color-coded player labels, regularly updated, are included.  As a bonus, the League Commissioner gets a free koozie.

But don't be fooled by the name, these are quality boards printed on 24lb high-quality paper.  Also, the color-coded player stickers are wider than your average labels, stretching a full four inches.  I consider this product on of the best fantasy football draft boards on the market.

2. The Manager Kit

Draft Kit Features
Features of the Manager Draft Kit
  • 10/12/16 teams up to 24 Rounds
  • Over 450 player labels
  • Fantasy Football Championship Banner
  • A Loser License Plate Award
  • Koozies for the entire league
Summary

For their next draft kit package, Fantasy Jocks skipped the blue collar workers and jumped right to The Manager.  Just as corporate managers must keep his underlings happy, The Manager kit builds on The Custodian by adding extras for your draft and league owners.

The Manager includes the same draft board and labels from The Custodian kit, but ups the ante with a banner for your league champ, a license plate loser award to humiliate your last-placed team, and koozies for the entire league. The additional $20 you'll pay for this upgrade is well worth the price to spice-up your league and impress your owners.

3. The Executive Kit

Kit Features

Features of the Executive Draft Kit

  • 10/12/16 teams for up to 24 Rounds
  • Over 450 player labels
  • Championship Trophy & Banner
  • Horse's Ass Loser Trophy
  • Miss Fantasy Loser Sash & Crown
  • Koozies for the entire league
Summary

For those leagues which are looking for a one-stop shop to purchase both a draft board and league prizes, The Executive is a great deal. In one fail swoop, you can purchase everything to cover the entire fantasy season from the draft through the playoffs.

The Executive boasts trophies for both your league champion and loser.  There is also a banner for the champion and a sash/crown for the worst team to sport at your live fantasy draft.  The comedic value of the sash alone is worth the upgrade to this higher-end draft package. 

Other Products

In addition to draft boards, Fantasy Jocks also sells trophies, championship rings, championship belts, plaques, and more. They also offer baseball and basketball draft boards and kits.

As a matter of fact, the Jocks have 3 of the top 5 rings in our review of the best fantasy championship rings and are also featured in our best fantasy belts review.  Check it out to find some great, affordable rings for your 2017 league awards ceremony.

Product Quality & Scope: 5 Star Rating for Product Quality & Scope Rating

Customization Options

Back when I originally reviewed Fantasy Jocks' products, they didn't have any customization options for their products.  They have made some strides in this area.

You can engrave your league name onto some of the larger fantasy trophies offered through Fantasy Jocks.  If there is ample room, you can also record the yearly championship team of your league on multiple plates attached to the trophy.

Another cool customization option is the ability to engrave your league name onto a championship belt.  I'm not aware of any other merchant that offers this feature.  It's a unique option but pricey as well at roughly $200.       

Customization Options: 4 Star Rating for Customization Options

Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways

Rick Flair Video Contest

All boards shipped from Fantasy Jocks come with a min-marker, tape, and at least one free koozie. The base price for a standard board (i.e. The Custodian) is slightly higher than the average vendor, so you'll have to decide if the extras make up for that.

They used to hold contests for free giveaways, like this one awarding a free fantasy championship belt.  But I haven't seen anything similar advertised on their site or Twitter accounts.

I'd like to see more contests from these guys as it seems like the previous one resulted in some funny videos.  There is a page on their site dedicated to coupons, discounts, and promos, but it is empty.

 

Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways: 2.5 Star Rating for Overall Price

Website Design & Usability

It's obvious that Fantasy Jocks invested heavily in a website design that is intuitive and user-friendly.  The user interface is simple but elegant and finding the product you need is always a click or two away, making shopping a breeze.  

The best website feature of all is the witty copy.  Each page has a humorous anecdote or funny observation which makes for enjoyable shopping.  Overall it's a great experience and should be a model for other merchants to follow.

Web Design & Usability: 5 Star Rating for Web Design & Usability

Price and Value

For Commissioners

For a standard 12 team and 15 round draft, Fantasy Jocks has one of the highest-priced boards compared to their competitors. If you're looking to splurge and want to impress your fellow owners, their Manager package will likely earn you some brownie points. Those owners looking for a single vendor to fill their draft and league prize needs also get a nice deal through their Executive kit as well.

Although their prices are on the higher end, they easily have the most unique and quality products in the fantasy football space.  Their championship belts are beautiful and support customization.  Their fantasy rings are far and away the most spectacular on the market.  

You get what you pay for, and for what you get from Fantasy Jocks it's a great return on your investment.  The value is off the charts.

For Business Owners

If you own a business and are looking to buy draft boards in bulk, Fantasy Jocks offers discounted rates when ordering boards in quantities of 25, 50, 75, or 100. The more kits you order, the better discount you receive. 

Price and Value: 4.5 Star Rating for Overall Price

Conclusion

Fantasy Jocks has a solid and quality product line and their website is intuitive and easy to operate. Their draft kits would most benefit Commissioners who are looking to go the extra mile and impress their owners.

While their board offerings are a little pricey, you get considerable bang for your buck as you upgrade through their premium kits.  On the higher-end of the spectrum, their belts and rings are second-to-none.

If you're looking for a 1-stop shop for both a draft board and some extras for your league draft party, then Fantasy Jocks is the company for you.  Better yet, enter our contest and you could win a free $100 Fantasy Jocks Discount Code for the upcoming season.

 

Fantasy Jocks Company Logo
Product Quality & Scope Rating 5 Star Rating for Product Quality & Scope Rating
Customization Options 4 Star Rating for Customization Options
Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways 2.5 Star Rating for Freebies, Discounts, & Giveaways
Web Design & Usability 5 Star Rating for Web Design & Usability
Price and Value 4.5 Star Rating for Overall Price
Overall Rating 4.2 Star Rating for Freebies, Discounts, Giveaways (4.2 Stars)
Fantasy Jocks Draft Board Kits & Product Review
Fantasy Jocks categorizes their draft kits similar to a corporate organizational chart: the farther up you are on the corporate ladder, the more features are available.
Fantasy Jocks Product Line
Date published: 05/20/2017
4.2 / 5 stars
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